After the vibe of EdCamp sank in, I started thinking about my vibe. Many of us have been asked the famous interview question, “Talk about your philosophy on education.” (I could go on and on about Vygotsky and Zone of Proximal Development, but I’ll spare you.) Many of us have also been asked to write a mission statement. But, have you ever thought about your vibe. I haven’t, but this weekend I started to.
What’s my vibe? What feeling do others get when they’re around me? When I speak about education, what do I really say? What do my actions say about me as an educator? How am I perceived by students, staff and parents? What is my vibe?
I don’t think a vibe can clearly be put into words, but if it could, I hope that my vibe includes these:
On a quest
When people meet you they won’t automatically know what your philosophy or mission statement is. But, they will "get your vibe" and I have come to realize that the vibe is much more important.
What’s your “vibe”?